Tuesday, September 22, 2015

REGIONAL MEETING in BELLEVILLE at John M. Parrott Gallery, Meeting Room, Level 3, Thursday, October 29, 2015 - 1-4 pm

Please mark your calendar and join your SAQA Central Canada friends from Toronto East for our 

Thursday, October 29th
to be held in the meeting room 
John M. Parrott Gallery 
Third floor 
Belleville Public Library
254 Pinnacle Street (downtown)
1-4 pm

The Belleville Public Library and John M. Parrott Art Gallery
This meeting will be the first in the area this fall, and we hope many of our area members will plan to be in attendance.  Please try to car-pool and take advantage of the lovely fall weather, and the opportunity for the Gallery Curator and participating artists led tour through the QUINTE FIBRE ARTISTS Exhibition "SEEKING THE LIGHT".

The Opening Reception for the show is at 6:30 pm and we hope many of you might enjoy dinner at a downtown restaurant and support the Quinte Area SAQA members as they share their new work. Wonderful to have fibre art on display at the time of the meeting for all to enjoy.

- As always, our SAQA Regional Meeting Agenda is open for your contribution/suggestions through October 10th, with a final distribution of Agenda on October 11th to those who RSVP attendance. (And posting here at the Blog). Email Agenda items to garner@kingston.net by Oct. 10th, please and thanks.

- We will start the meeting with our ever popular CREATIVE BUFFET of sharing of YOUR artwork promptly at 1 pm. This sharing time gives all of us the opportunity to meet members artists, and become aware of the work being done locally. 

Please plan to bring some of your newest projects and share.... and your camera!

- We are hoping that MANY of you are busy in your Studio working on your entries for the exciting MY CORNER OF THE WORLD - CANADA and MY CORNER OF THE WORLD (Int'l) SAQA Exhibition Calls to Entry with the deadline of November 30th.  Do share what you are working on... and bring your pieces that need some critique or advice/celebration by your fellow SAQA members.

A large portion of our meeting agenda will be devoted to planning, sharing and general discussion of this major project for SAQA Canada artists - the fast approaching deadline for these two exciting shows.

Here are the links to the Calls to entry:

Planning for the shipment/delivery of local pieces to Stratford Perth Museum in March next spring will also be a topic for discussion. If you are able to act as a collection point/delivery driver for area work, please plan to put that in writing for the meeting in Belleville Oct. 29th...

- We will also discuss attendance at our SAQA Conference in Philadelphia, PA in 2016 (and the link for all the detail is in the Conference title below)

 Inspire * Connect * Engage

Join us in Center City Philadelphia from March 31 - April 3, 2016 for a conference full of informative talks, presentations, networking and socializing opportunities. Come early and stay after the conference to enjoy all that Philly and the surrounding area has to offer. 
Early Bird registration is now open for the 2016 Conference!  


Please RSVP your attendance to the October 29th Belleville Regional Meeting to Bethany Garner: garner@kingston.net by October 15th please, so we can advise the Gallery for appropriate tables/chairs needed. Treats and cold drinks provided. Plan to provide you $5 cash donation to the Gallery in lieu of rental that day.

A Few Reminders

SAQA Regional Meeting at Burlingston Art Gallery this coming Sunday, September 27th with William Hodge as special Guest Speaker.

Elizabeth Duggan Litch, '18 Sqaure' Exhibition

SAQA members Hilary Rice, Maggie Vanderweit Meredith, Dwayne Wanner, Gordana Brelih and Bethany Garner, Linda Jantzen and Elizabeth Duggan Litch, are participating in the CONNECTIONS FIBRE ARTISTS "18 SQUARE" Exhibition at the Rotunda Gallery, Kitchener City Hall through Sept. 30th. The Exhibition moves to the CREATIV FESTIVAL, Entry Gallery, October 15th - 17th.
Dwayne Wanner, '18 Square Exhibition'

Please send news for our SAQA Central Blog to Bethany or Dwayne  to make sure we are sharing what is most important to you!

Dwayne Wanner, Co-Rep, SAQA Central Canada: DWanner@sympatico.ca
Bethany Garner, Co-Rep, SAQA Central Canada: garner@kingston.net